The submission period fo the 2016 prize has ended.
Thank you to the seventy - yes, 7-0! - writers that submitted manuscripts for the 2016 prize. We are honored to recieved so many great stories. Editors are now reading, re-reading, and debating each submission. We will announce our 2016 winner in late September. Please check back for updates.
Kelly Jensen is a former teen/youth services librarian turned associate editor and community manager for Book Riot. She blogs about young adult fiction, reading, and serving teens at stackedbooks.org. She’s the author of It Happens: A Guide to Contemporary Realistic Fiction for the YA Reader from VOYA Press.
Anne Rouyer is currently a supervising young adult librarian at the Mulberry Street Branch of The New York Public Library. She has served on the 2012 Morris YA Award committee, and is currently the co-chair for the NYPL's Best Books for Teens 2015 booklist committee.